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Depressed, but determined

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Well, I weighed myself today. Bad news. I hadn't really weighed myself before I started Spark People, but just went by the weight that I had previously known. I had gained 4 or almost 5 pounds since then. So, I got it into gear. I have to do something that I can keep up with, so I chose Tae Bo and Yoga. I am burning almost 700 calories a day doing that and I can keep up with it right now because I am not working.

I blame it on European food (which is wonderful) and wine. You drink wine here all day and no one thinks anything of it...lol. Since the main mode of transport in Holland is public transportation, there are no fears of drinking and driving...lol. So, I have sworn off all alcohol during my weight loss plan and know that working out is non negotiable. (Got that off of Oprah).

I have also decided to make my goals in 20lb increments. I don't want the whole big scary number to discourage me, so I am going to do it 20 lbs at a time. Then, I will treat myself to something groovy when I meet that 20lbs. (I am a teacher, so goals and treats go together...lol)

So, I guess today was rough for me. I was so angry at myself, but it got me pissed off enough to get off of my butt. I am excited and ready to work. Thanks Spark Friends.
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  • LIZABETHLEE
    Thanks guys. I am feeling so good today. I am in Holland and they do bike a lot. Unfortunately, we live in a very "Americanized" neighborhood and need to use a car. We do bike a bit, but not in everyday life like the traditional Dutch. I work out a lot, so I am not concerned about that part. However, we are moving to Belgium in December and should be more "bike" friendly...

    It's a great day and thanks so much for the encouragement...

    Hugs from Holland...
    3460 days ago
  • CHRISTINAM1028
    Keep at it! I know it can get frustrating... but feeling the difference in your clothes can be encouraging when the scale isn't. Helps me!
    3461 days ago
  • PMJLNR
    Welcome from Minnesota!
    You have a plan...you will succeed...Yea! for YOU!
    3461 days ago
  • ASHUPE1
    Don't they bike a lot in Holland too? That would sure help burn calories. Good luck and keep up the good attitude!
    3461 days ago
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